STRANGE STORIES. London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii]  2-356 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "October, 1884" inserted at rear, frontispiece by George du Maurier, original pictorial brown cloth, front cover stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in black, white and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, top edge untrimmed, black coated endpapers. First edition. The author's first collection of short fiction, sixteen stories, including fantasy and science fiction: "The Reverend John Creedy," "My New Year's Eve Among the Mummies," "The Mysterious Occurrence in Piccadilly," "Pausodyne," "The Child of the Phalanstery" and "Our Scientific Observations on a Ghost." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 13. Bleiler, The Science-Fiction: The Early Years 35. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-2. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 30. Bleiler (1978), p. 4. Hubin (1994), p. 12. Wolff 121a (1892 printing). Slight spine lean, cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, cloth rubbed along outer joints, hairline cracks along inner hinges, endpapers foxed, frontispiece and tissue guard foxed with a bit of offset on title page, a few leaves of the inserted catalogue proud, still an about very good copy. A scarce book seldom found in decent condition. (#151795).
"SECOND EDITION" on title page.